Cub Scout Language and Culture

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Language & Culture
Belt Loop and Pin
Language & Culture Academics Belt Loop
Language & Culture Academics Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)
Template:Cub Scout Academics and Sports introduction


Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

1. Talk with someone who grew up in a different country than you did. Find out what it was like and how it is different from your experience.
2. Learn 10 words that are in a different language than your own.
3. Play two games that originated in another country or culture.

Academics Pin Requirements

Earn the Language & Culture belt loop, and complete seven of the following requirements:

1. Earn the BSA Interpreter Strip.
2. Write the numbers 1-10 in Chinese or another number system other than the one we normally use (we use the Arabic system).
3. Visit an embassy, consulate, or charge d'affairs for another country.
4. Make a display of stamps or postcards of another country. Explain the importance or symbolism of the things depicted to that country's culture.
5. Learn 30 words in a language other than your own.
6. Learn a song in another country's language.
7. Say five words in American Sign Language. One of these words could be your first name.
8. Visit a restaurant that specializes in recipes from another country.
9. Watch a TV show or movie in a foreign language. Tell how easy or difficult it was to understand what was happening.
10. Interview an interpreter. Find out what his or her job is like.
11. Make a list of 30 things around your home that were made in another country.
12. Read a book or story about an immigrant to the United States.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #637685)


  1. Earning the Cub Scout Language and Culture Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is requirement 6 of the Webelos Scholar Activity Badge.
  2. Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times

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